Fund are for Nick's Children

$6,918 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 95 people in 37 months
My Name is Dianne Copeland and I started this Go Fund Me Page for Nick Menza's children with permission from Nick's Parent's. Nick was my dear friend. We traveled the world together. My ex husband managed Megadeth. For 10 years. Through out those years Nick and I became dear friends. I am from LA. 
The funds are going to be used for Nick's children support for there future  for there living, school and whatvever emergency needs his children might have. 
To friends and fans of Nick Menza, show some love if you can.
Nick Menza was a man in transformation. He had a new band, he had a new energy for his drumming, he had recently finished his biography. Nick was living life right, working out, mountain biking, going to bed early and getting up early. He was the happiest he had been in a very long time. There was a convergence of positive things happening in his life all at once. You could feel the vibe around him when he walked into a room and unmistakably, you could see it in his smile.
He had a gig the night of May 21st at the Baked Potato in Studio City. He was excited to be playing in OHM. All the hard work was paying off, you could hear it in their sound when they played, a magic that had been missing for some time. Ohm had just finished their second song and was about to start their third song when Chris Poland saw Nick look up for a second. He wasn’t breathing heavy, he did not appear to be in pain, he just looked up and collapsed. Chris Poland yelled, “call 911”. At the gig were a couple of fans with medical backgrounds. They helped move Nicks kit and began CPR on Nick while waiting for the paramedics. Nick wasn’t responding. The paramedics arrived and worked on Nick and finally registered a very weak heartbeat. With that they rushed him to the hospital. It was not to be, Nick died on his way to the hospital.
A few days later it was confirmed that Nick had died from a massive heart attack. Nick just played the drums with more passion than his heart could take and that's the truth. For a drummer like nick, he truly went out doing what he loved to do and never compromised in how he did it. It was always at 110% maximum effort
Nick Menza has two young boys who will miss their father unmeasurably but you can help his legacy live on in his children with any donation for their future. Nick was a great father who would have done anything for his kids. He always thought he would be here for them but fate had other plans. Growing up without your father is certainly difficult and a little help will go a long way in showing you care and that their loss matters to you. All proceeds, 100%, will go exclusively towards their future education fund and living expenses. Nick was never an extravagant guy, he was down to earth and humble. He wasn’t living the rock star life and in fact was very frugal. Your donations will make a big difference in his kids future. I know Nick would appreciate it in his absence. It wasn’t his time to go and in that your help will make a difference.
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Allen E Hall
36 months ago
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what dave does has nothing to do with the family plans. He has never reached out and even offered his condolences directly to any family member, management or close friend. So we have no idea what his plans are. We have a celebration coming together with lots of great music ... details shortly. As Nick's close friends, we are doing this out of our respect and an unspoken commitment between friends. We all want Nick to realize he can rest in peace, we have his back brother, in this life and the next.

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Lee Barker
36 months ago
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Please let me know when this is working so I can contribute.. thanks!

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Dianne Copeland
36 months ago

After technical difficulties the Go Fund Me page is Open for donations! We really appreciate all you donations.

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Justin Gomez
36 months ago

Now i have a question will there be a benefit concery after what dave said?

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Raised by 95 people in 37 months
Created June 2, 2016
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JL
$50
Jack Lyons
6 months ago
$20
Anonymous
14 months ago
MR
$5
Marc Russ
25 months ago

RIP to a legend who left us far too soon. Thank you for creating some of my favourite music!

$5
Anonymous
27 months ago
CS
$100
Charan Mysore Srinivas
31 months ago

Thanks for all the Music and Memory

JS
$300
Jeff Schunk
33 months ago

I miss you my old friend!

$20
Anonymous
34 months ago
LT
$25
Linda Levinson Taylor
34 months ago

Remember Nick at 14.,.a sweet, kind Menza! So sorry for Nick's friends & family. May his life be a blessing.

MC
$30
michael coughlin
35 months ago

Sending love

RS
$25
Ray Sabolich
36 months ago
1
1
Allen E Hall
36 months ago
4
4

what dave does has nothing to do with the family plans. He has never reached out and even offered his condolences directly to any family member, management or close friend. So we have no idea what his plans are. We have a celebration coming together with lots of great music ... details shortly. As Nick's close friends, we are doing this out of our respect and an unspoken commitment between friends. We all want Nick to realize he can rest in peace, we have his back brother, in this life and the next.

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Lee Barker
36 months ago
1
1

Please let me know when this is working so I can contribute.. thanks!

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Dianne Copeland
36 months ago

After technical difficulties the Go Fund Me page is Open for donations! We really appreciate all you donations.

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Justin Gomez
36 months ago

Now i have a question will there be a benefit concery after what dave said?

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